[Dev] Let's talk about Infrastructure and Hosting

Bruno Cichon ebrasca at librepanther.com
Tue Nov 19 23:24:02 GMT 2019

I can help.
How much cores and RAM do you like to get?
Can it be lxc container?
(Have in mind sometimes I need to restart it)

I have write with to Raptor Computing Systems about Parabola
GNU/Linux-libre incomplete port.

Andreas Grapentin <andreas at grapentin.org> writes:

> On Sun, Nov 17, 2019 at 09:43:05AM +0100, Vikings GmbH wrote:
>> On Sat, 16 Nov 2019 22:25:50 -0500
>> bill-auger <bill-auger at peers.community> wrote:
>> > i dont think supporting older PPC CPUs is on the roadmap -
>> > those would probably need to be separate ports; and the last
>> > arch-like system (now defunct) was for PPC6 - there was a large
>> > gap there that oaken-source and ebrasca had to leap over to get
>> > to POWER9
>> > 
>> > the talos has dropped in price significantly recently though,
>> > and it was just RYF-certified last week, so we really should do
>> > our best to support it - i agree that one of us should probably
>> > have access to one - as you pointed out, that may even be
>> > necessary - in the worst case scenario, maybe we can entice
>> > ebrasca to dedicate a piece of his for testing purposes, or for
>> > building finicky packages
>> I'd like to suggest to tell Raptor Computing Systems that you'd like
>> to port Parabola GNU/Linux to PPC and make them aware of your plans;
>> they usually support things like that strongly from what we've seen so
>> far. They might even provide you with a machine that is either
>> significantly reduced in price, free of charge or perhaps as a loaner.
>> Vikings would be the last to not chime in with space and infrastructure
>> to host such a machine with the potential outcome that Parabola will be
>> ported.
> This would be an ideal outcome for us -- a Talos Server unit located in
> your shared hosting space. Thanks for the suggestion, I will write a
> mail to Raptor immediately to enquire about this.
> Thanks!
> -A

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